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going to continue to watch this as it goes over the water. that wasn't enough to stop people from getting out and enjoying the beaches on the final date weekend. thanks for joining us. i'm iain page. lucy has the day off. and we'll get a check with the ocean still off limits but beach goers because of the dangerous rip currents and tides all accounts the shore dodged a bullet. let's check in with meteorologist dave warren to find out where hermine is now. >> started to make that northwestern turn. still pretty intense but just far off off the coast we're seeing indirect impacts here with this storm. right now here's what's happening. you see that track turn to the left. there's this little upper low trying to pivot the storm just a bit. so it's going to sit off the coast here for the next two days close enough to give us rough surf. we'll watch this northwestern track closely. still 70 miles an hour with the 5:00 o'clock advisory just came in and moving west northwest at 7 miles an hour. so the track for the national hurricane center you see as it turns to the northwest it is continued to just sit off the
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coast here with the latest forecast. lit really not move much but that latest track just has its slowly drifting to the west northwest. once it gets equal to philadelphia by tuesday morning, it turns off to the northeast. so for the next day or two, we'll see the indirect impacts from this. that rain is sitting just off the coast here with this radar the last three hours it looks like it's trying to work its way inland but it turns to the southwest. sitting just off the coast. we'll see the clouds maybe that gusty wind or two and that rough surf butter otherwise not a bad night tonight. our temperatures are into the mid 80s a little cooler along the coast. so not a bad night tonight. these few high thin clouds will start to clear out. temperatures dropping to 71 north and west right along 95 down to 76 degrees. and then south and east look at just clouds and light breeze temperatures 70 degrees. once hermine finally starts to move out, then the heat builds up look at those temperatures and the seven day forecast coming up little bit later. iain. >> dave, thank you very much.
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although our area did avoid most of the worst hermine many weren't taking any chance and avoid the the trip altogether. how are business owners feeling about this holiday weekend. we sent bill anderson down to ocean city to find out. bill, how are the businesses fairing today? >> reporter: it's hot cold it's a struggle iain. here in ocean city technically as you pointed out the beaches are closed. nobody supposed to be in the water. but it's calm enough here that some parents are taking their chances going in and exploring the water testing it out with their children. we went over the boardwalk. we talked to people in ocean city. some were very appreciative of the warning they got. some not so much. >> just from the lack of traffic it doesn't look like anybody tried to sneak down and get one more beach day. at least in ocean city. >> reporter: the storm that had so many talking heading into labor day weekend, continues to dominates discussions about now for different reasons. >> warn people it's coming but
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it chased everybody out of town and businesseds suffered for it. >> too much? >> today there were empty beaches and some pretty large waves. but there were also people who were pretty upset that the storm that largely missed us scared people just enough to hurt business. >> i mean it definitely impacted us. we were busy on friday and saturday but because of everyone thinking the storm was coming, everyone left so we were pretty quiet yesterday and today. >> reporter: people weren't just upset over the lack of a major impact. you can say i got my fair share of sarcasm and jokes over what people thought was under well ming storm. >> charge you guys double because the storm never came and chased all the business away. >> if you were guys were right more often it would be better. >> reporter: you got a lot of anger built up. (laughter). >> maybe it's just my personality. but i like to end on a positive note. there were quite a few people who were very appreciative. they say they would much better know about potential storm risks
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even if the storm ends up not happening. >> it was beautiful weekend. and, you know, forecasters can't be blamed for this. i'm grateful they prepared everybody and people did the right thing. they left and we stayed. we stayed and it was great. we had great time. >> reporter: as you heard there were a lot of sarcastic comments, quite few jokes. people asking me what what happened to the storm? but for the most part people were happy that it mostly missed us. and hopeful that the businesses can recover. iain we're hopeful as well. >> bill, thank you very much. don't forget you can always stay ahead of the storm any time with our fox 29 app. you can get live radar and breaking news alerts sent right to your phone. all right. the wait is finally over. eagles have chosen starting quarterback after the eagles traded sam bradford over the weekend to the vikings the big question who will lead the team sunday against the browns. sean bell here in the studio to reveal the glance when the eagles drafted carson wentz they wanted him to sit a year and sit
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behind sam bradford. sam bradford is gone and throwing that plan right out the window. doug pederson announced today that carson wentz will be the starting quarterback in week one against the cleveland browns. wentz went from the third string to being the starter in the blink of an eye. never any consideration of chase daniels starting after that trade. carson hasn't played since the first preseason game after he fractured his ribs. today he said he's a hundred% healthy no soreness. wentz believes owe ready to go much his teammates do, too. >> i knew i was ready. i knew i was taking the mental reps being out the last couple of weeks even going into the first preseason game, i felt very confident. i developed at a fast pace now it's here. now it's here and i'm really confident in myself and confident in this team and i'm excited for it. >> he didn't get selected now overall for no reason. i think he'll be more than capable. we're excited to see what he can do as well. >> i think this gives us an
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opportunity to finally have some continuity at that position for long time. something i really haven't had since i've been here. hopefully build a lot of chemistry with carson for a lot of years. >> later in sports you'll actually hear funny story about where wentz was when he heard the news and doug pederson will also talk about why he's so confident that wentz can get the job done. iain? >> sean, let's hope so, thanks. what do you think bout eagles starting the rookie? share your thoughts on the decision on our fox 29 facebook page. just click the link in the upper corner of fox29.com to get to the page. we now know the identity atlantic city police officer shot over the weekend. officer josh, nine year veteran of the force was with his partner when they interrupted armed robbery early saturday morning. the 29-year-old was shot and killed in and killed one suspect arrested two other as short time after. he's in atlantic city care regional medical zen. his condition as been updated from critical to stable.
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his wife read a stable. tonight police are investigate a brutal death in olney. authorities say a man ran over a woman but didn't stop there. the driver accused of of running the victim over several times and then beating her. he is now in police cut today. fox 29's sabina kuriakose is live at police headquarters. sabina, you spoke to some people who witnessed this horrifying crime. >> reporter: iain, they saw everything. even just interviewing them, they could recount every horrific detail of this woman's last moments. at first people there thought this was a car accident. somebody a driver had hit a pedestrian. but soon they realized it was something much worse. >> back and forth, back and forth. >> reporter: it's a day later and this eyewitness can't get the noise of the reffing engine out of her head. or the screams of the woman coming from underneath the headlights of this white 2012
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nissan. police say it was just before 8:00 sunday night when they got to the grizzly and bizarre scene in this empty lot along the 700 block of west loudoun street in the logan section of philadelphia. >> i thought it was just a plane old car accident. it wasn't until the driver backed his car up and that's when i saw the lady laying there in the lot. >> reporter: instead of getting out of the car to help the woman he allegedly hit, this witness who asked not to be named says the man behind the wheel ran the woman over three more times. all in front of shocked neighbors. >> i couldn't comprehend. i couldn't believe what i was seeing. i just couldn't comprehend it. >> reporter: things where about to get even worse. according to another woman, who asked us to hide her face. >> i said he pops his truck, takes a shovel h he take the shovel he's beating her with the shovel. she's already unconscious. i don't even hear the girl screaming or doing nothing. >> reporter: witnesses say the man calmly walked away from the scene as police arrived.
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sel cell phone video shows the moment he was led away wis arms behind his back. >> victim was in her 30s shouldn't he died at einstein hospital about an hour later. authorities have not said what the motive was or how the woman and the driver new each other. they're neighbors say the victim got out of the man's car seconds before he allegedly struck her. they say the man told police it was an accident. >> it wasn't no accident. it was intentional because i can see it happening one time. when you back up and do it three more times, that's not an accident. that's intentional. then you going to hit her with shovel, that's intentional. >> reporter: and right now police are calling this a death investigation. homicide detectives are on the case. police have not released the identity of either the driver or the victim and so far no charges iain have been filed. back to you. >> sabina, thank you. bill cosby could get a trial date tomorrow when he returns to montgomery county court for an evidence hearing. cosby's lawyers are expected to fight to keep out some key
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evidence including nearly 1,000 pages of damaging testimony that he gave in the accuser's lawsu lawsuit. the 79-year-old is charged with drugging and molesting andrea constand in 2004. cosby's attorney also wants to prevent jurors from hearing a taped phone call between cosby and constand's mother. kevin da kevin -- da kevin steele will fight to use that evidence at trial. we'll be there all day tomorrow. >> philadelphia police need your help to find a teen who hasn't been seen since the made in america concert last night. investigators say 19-year-old nelson armstrong got straighted from his friends last night around 11:30. police say armstrong is from oregon and not familiar with this area. he's 5-foot 10 and about 165 pounds. he was last seen wearing a tan bucket hat with hershey's written on i if you know anything call central detectives or 911. meanwhile crews were up early taking down the big stage along the ben franklin parkway. fox 29 cameras were there as workers took down the lighting, sound equipment and the stage.
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you can expect some delays in that area as crews continue to clean all that up. 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick continues to make headlines even president obama weighed in today what the 49ers now say they're seeing a spike in. and just a week after panic swept through one of america' largest airports it happened again. what officials say has people running on to the runway at lax. historic restoration project on the national mall in its final stages what the public can expect when the multi million dollar project is complete. fox 29 viewer spotted this black bear that was out for stroll. where this bear was seen that's coming up at 6:00.
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♪ on this labor day holiday hundreds of union members taking to the streets in south philadelphia. union members and leaders gathering at the sheet metal workers union hall before marching down columbus avenue. union workers from the tri-state area all taking part in today's parade. on labor day donald trump and hillary clinton did not take any time off the campaign trail. the two major party nominees and their vice-presidential candidates all headed to ohio. clinton tending labor day festival running mate tim kaine while trump and mike pence took part round table discussion with union workers and labor leaders. >> we're bringing back jobs. jobs is the whole deal. it's going to be so vital to this country to bring back our
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jobs. >> with hillary clinton, you can have a you're hired president but with donald trump you're going to get you're fired president. >> clinton is facing criticism for focusing more on fundraising than campaigning and going 275 days without a press conference. there are now just three weeks to go before that first presidential debate what's likely to be a ratings blockbuster hillary clinton and donald trump spar on stage at hofstra university in new york. fox's doug luzader has more from washington. >> reporter: it's not exactly kennedy/nixon but also hard to imagine two more polar opposites squaring off in debate than hillary clinton and donald tru trump. >> out wow i love this. >> clinton spent just about her entire adult life in politics. and her debate preps reflect that. a big staff flooding her with possible attacks and strategy and likely she'll engage in practice debates with a stand in for trump. plus, the campaign hasn't p has
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enlisted ghost writer behind trump's book the art of the deal to figure out what buttons to push to provoke trump. trump appears to be taking much different approach. >> we feel like one piece of our debate prep is going out there and get giving these speeches. >> forget mock debates. trump wants no part of that. fearing that it would make him come off inn authentic that comes with risks. >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: back in 2012 president obama openly complained about having toddy bait prep and even cut his practice short to visit the whoever dam before his first event with mitt romney. what happened? widely believed that obama got his clock cleaned before regrouping for the second debate. trump simply can't counter on doing what work so well for his during his apply mary debates. >> it's a much different thing. he can't let four other candidates get into a fight and let him drop back and then come in for the kill like he was able
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to do over and over again. >> reporter: and then there is the johnson factor. libertarian gary johnson is polling well for a third party candidate. but he's still short of the 15% threshold the commission of presidential debates requires in five specific polls to be included on the debate stages. still, he's hopeful. >> we're at 10% flat on those five polls, and that's an increase really of probably about 4% consensus over the last six or seven weeks. we're optimistic we're going to actually get not debate. >> reporter: but he's not there yet he's running out of time. the commission of presidential debates will make its determination as to who makes it on to the stage for that first debate sometime over the next couple of weeks. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. check this out. you might call it hillary clinton next generation. today her presidential campaign got a new plain. new boeing jet has the ability to fly coast to coast non-stop it's got wi-fi, american made.
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modified roswell new mexico and amarillo texas it includes the campaign stronger together message as well as american flag on both sides of the plane. how do you like detroit tonight? >> i love it. got my detroit watch. here you go. >> former president bill clinton strolling through the streets of detroit tonight for their labor day parade. the walk is a labor day tradition for democratic party leaders and labor day is considered the start of the final serious push in the presidential campaign. today of course labor day a day supposed to honor workers in the united states. but a study by the pew r center shows that 41% of all companies have at least some employees on the job today. and more than a third of all employers have people working thanksgiving and almost 40% require people to work christmas or new year's day. americans are taking less vacation research shows more than half of all americans did not use all their vacation time last year.
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four in 10 didn't take a single vacation day in 2015. a police arrest suspected car thief in los angeles international airport caused panic over the weekend. passengers were seen leaving lax terminal running under the tarmac it comes a week after another incident sent panic through passengers running on to the street. fox's olga, has the story. >> reporter: security breach at lax sunday morning at about 9:00 a.m. airport police patrolling terminal three came across a stolen vehicle. during the arrest procedure officers asked the people in the sidewalk to move inside the terminal area. some travelers panic. >> there was some people that were concerned for their safety. actually moved quickly through the tsa screening areas without being screened. as a result of that, there were people that were in our sterile areas and there were even a small number of people that found their way out into the airfield. >> reporter: every weren't was quickly brought back into the public area. but out of abundance of caution
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the entire terminal was evacuated. officers and explosive detection k9 unit performed a security recheck. >> we decided to rescreen everyone that was in terminal three. we did that with the help and support of the tsa quickly, and everything came back to kind of normalcy within a brief period of time. >> reporter: during the two hours of chaos all terminal three airlines were impacted. that includes frontier, jet blue, spirit and virgin america. 18 incoming and outgoing flights were delayed with arriving passengers held on the player airplane. the good news nobody was hurt in all of this. >> that person was taken into custody. there were a number of other people that were detained and later released. but the arrest went fine. no one was in immediate danger, and there were no injuries as a result of that arrest. >> reporter: the suspect is larry mc kenny 35 years of humble, texas he's facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle as well as possession of meth am met feign. at lax, fox news.
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north korea attempted to flex its military muscle while many world leaders were taking part in the g20 summit. what some countries are now calling for in response. this guy says people have stolen the donald trump campaign signs out of his yard five times now. >> these cost money. it takes time. >> the shocking measure he's taken to keep it from happening again.
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in the city's belmont neighborhood, homicide detectives are trying to figure out who stabbed a man to death early this morning. officers found the man along the 4400 block of west minster street just after 1:00 a.m. they say he'd been stabbed several times. police are not sure of any motive as of yet. police in egg harbor township arrested this man they say crashed his car with a load of drugs inside. authorities say 23-year-old michael white crashed into utility pole last thursday nig night. that's when officers found nearly two dozen bags of crack. more than 100 grams of marijuana and other drugs. he's now facing drug and motor
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vehicle charges. north korea test fired three ballistic missiles overnight in an apparent show of force. south korea military says north korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast. those missiles flew about 600 miles hitting japan's air defense identification zone before splashing down in the ocean. both japan and south korea are calling for repercussions. north korea's move was in direct violation of united nations policy. >> translator: it is ain't tolerable and reckless act of jeopardizing the piece of the region. it is strongly condemned and unforgivable it's a clear violation of the un security council resolution. this is a color provo indication against the international community. >> the us also condemning the launches saying they are discussing the proper response with their allies. chain reaction building collapse in tel-aviv, israel left two dead and more than dozen injured.
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rescue crews are hard at work searching for anyone who may be trapped in the rubble. the collapse happened at a parking garage that was under construction. what exactly caused it to come crashing down still not clear. many veterans are struggling to find a place to live and when they do, finding furniture to fill it can be challenge. how one non-profit group is serving those who served. >> it was president obama's eighth and final g20 summit. the surprising world leader the commander in chief in one-on-one with. dave? hermine is spinning off the coast here of new jersey and just south of new york and boston. really didn't impact the area much over the past few days. won't do much in the next two days but once the moves out big changes in that seven day forecast. those are the numbers coming up.
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♪ here's live look at campbell mack mountain resort in the pocono mountains. looks beautiful out there. many people still trying to get outdoor time as the holiday weekend wraps up. meteorologist dave warren has your forecast just ahead. president obama wrapped up his final g20 summit in china with press conference the commander in chief touched on topics such as global trade and
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the conflicts in syria and ukraine. the president also discussed last two issues with his russian counterpart. fox's rich edison has more from washington. >> reporter: after nearly eight years in office, president obama's tenth and final g20 summit is finish. during his time in china the president met with russian president vladimir putin huddling on the side lines of the conference. >> typically, the tone of our meetings are candid, blunt, um, business like, and this was no different. >> reporter: earlier this year the u.s. and russia brokered a now failed cease fire in syria's bloody civil war. talks to ending the fighting between government and rebel groups have yet to pro douse a political situation the situation in the country remains dangerous with a serious of deadly bombings hitting government controlled areas today. >> we're back into a situation
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in which regime is bombing with impunity that in turn we think is actually strengthening the capacity of nass rah to recruit report roar next up for president obama a trip to louse. the first sitting president to visit the communist nation. u.s. forces heavily bombed louse during the vietnam war a topic president obama is expected to address in remarks on the side lines of the summit. >> a lot of work can be done around war legacy issues. for that involves dealing with unexploded ordinance which is still plaguing big chunks of the country side. >> reporter: president obama also says the us has a commitment to account for americans lost in the vietnam war. prisoners of war and those missing in action. in washington, rich edson, fox news. back to your fox 29 weather authority now. meteorologist dave warren still tracking hermine out in the atlantic. dave? >> still tracking it and we still will be. still stay out of the atlantic. what's happening now it was
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expected to happen just took while to occur here as this upper low digs down turns the storm to the north and northwe northwest. seeing that happen now, keep a close eye on this likely will still see the indirect impacts from the storm over the next two days. still very powerful 70 miles an hour that latest advisory. drifting west northwest at 7 miles an hour. so here's the track for the national hurricane center. continues to move into the northwest. then that area expands a bit as it will just sit in this area throughout the day wednesday. this is wednesday morning. still 50 miles an hour winds still battering conditions here battering the coast with much beach he erosion and high risk of rip currents continuing through wednesday. thursday it starts to turn to the north passing by parts of massachusetts there and then well into the north atlantic by thursday night and friday. that's when we'll see a change in our weather. so that tropical storm force wind really impacting parts of boston there around cape cod. even parts of long island but it
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doesn't quite get close enough to give us a really strong gusty whipped here across new jersey. but the surf is so rough. this is a huge area so we'll continue to see that beach erosion and that rip current risk continuing till at least through wednesday and thursday. wind gusts as the storm drifts further west it might increase a little bit. out of the northwest so not expecting any major coastal flooding this will help the situation there possibly just some minor coastal flooding with each high tide but it's only about 10 to 15 miles an hour maybe 20-mile an hour wind gust by tuesday morning down in wildwood. here's the radar, though. we'll see how close these bands of rain get. right now they're just off the coast and staying there computer forecast will start right where we have the radar and picks up that rain. now the bands try to work their way to the coast a light passing shower throughout the day tomorrow but we'll see clouds and just that little of a breeze there from ocean counsel three through atlantic and parts of cape may county. the clouds don't quite make it into the philadelphia area. the storm then begins to move
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out. wednesday and take the clouds with it. look up tonight if the sky is clear you see saturn and mars in the western sky right neck to the moon. comfortable night, temperatures into the 80s now. holding on into the 70s by this evening. maybe dropping into the 60s overnight tonight. so we'll start tomorrow at 72 degrees. 83 we're getting warmer. 85 degrees just a few clouds around dinnertime. dropping back into the 70s. we'll talk about the heat today we were at 86. 85 tomorrow. wednesday 86. but jumping into the 90s with humidity on thursday and friday. maybe even saturday so we can actually call this a heat wave heading into the weekend. but the heat holding off until thursday. so we're watching the coast that's the term we'll say here that storm off the coast could be little rough there along the ocean. 85 and 86 degrees. then we're into the 90s three days there. 92, 92, hot and humid on friday, saturday, 93 degrees. humid with a thunderstorms. it will also change though as saturday by sunday, eagles are
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in town. less humid. clouds begin to clear out. just a little breeze still pretty warm though but the humidity drops nice comfortable day on monday there. with sunshine. down the shore this week, sometimes people like to extent the summer. temperatures warm up a bit on friday with those thunderstorms with the 91 but then gets nice and comfortable. saturday and sunday for the big game. iain. >> big game against the browns. all right. dave, thank you speaking of the nfl 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick continues to make headlines even president obama weighed in on the quarterback's protest. which other athletes are now taking up his cause. and two men accused of carjacking an suv while an elderly woman was sitting in the front seat. but they didn't get very far. how police were able to quickly track them down. coming up at 6:00 a man is found dead in philadelphia's logan neighborhood early this morning. where police say they found the body. ♪
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♪ the search is on for whoever shot two people this morning in north philadelphia killing one.
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it happened overnight along the 200 block of north chadwick street. that's where police found a man and a woman both shot. the 28-year-old woman died at temple university hospital. a 25-year-old man is in critical condition there with a gunshot wound to the head. police arrest add wilmington man in connection with a sex trafficking ring. police say 32-year-old marcus smith ran a prostitution ring out of motel nero hoe beth beach as well as various hotels across the state. on saturday, police say they pulled smith over and found two women in his car along with his six month old daughter. he's now been charged with human trafficking and endangering the welfare of a child. two michigan men facing a list of charges after police say they carjack add vehicle that had a grandmother sitting in it. pair stole this car at a gas station with 85-year-old mabel coats inside. the suspects were caught after someone alerted her followers about the crime on facebook life. the grandmom was able to get out safely.
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the vehicle before the guys took off and was not injured. >> he said give me the bleep purse. get the bleep out of here. get up out of here. i was getting up then because i wasn't getting up fast because i can't get up fast. >> suspects are facing charges for another carjacking in the detroit area. now to sweet story out of the texas the story of a young boy did as he was are you running late to school is now going viral. this photo has been liked and shared over and over. it shows a kindergartner royce thomas from santa fe saying the pledge of allegiance and prayer outside his school. his mom says she dropped him off little late last week when he heard the pledge of allegiance he stopped and joined n instead of continuing to rush and then said a prayer. >> i said a prayer. >> you started praying. and can you tell me about your prayer. >> eye thank you god, thank you for giving me a wonderful day.
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>> many people in the school community touched by the young boy's actions. many veterans struggling to find a place to live and when they do, find a furniture to fill it can be quite a challen challenge. how one non-profit group is serving those who served. historic restoration project on the national mall is in its final stages. what the public can expect from the multi million dollar project is complete.
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the national mall is getting historic multi year restoration which is now in its final stages. as those involved begin putting the finishing touches on the icon nick grounds fox news is getting behind the scenes look
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at exactly what went into the transformation. fox's lauren blanchard in washington now with more on this massive collaboration which is just a month away from being unveiled to the public. >> america's front yard we want it to be available for everybody. >> reporter: stretching from the steps of the u.s. capitol to the banks of the pa tow mack river the national mall also known as america's front yard leaves a lasting impression on tourists. the mall season estimated 30 million visitors each year. making it one of the most heavily trafficked grounds in the country. so how exactly do they keep it looking so great all year long? year after year? well, as we learned it hasn't always looked this great. after years of wear and tear, the lawn area has been under going a year's long intense restoration project if an evident to preserve it long term. >> over the course of the last 45 years, since the last turf panels have been changed it was much needed repair. both to sustain it for
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durability, for better irrigation, better long time resilience. >> and preserving it has been no easy task. effort started in 2007 and is now nearing completion. the final phases involve the mall's turf restoration. one of the leading forces behind it is michael stack company witnesses head of turf management. he and his team meticulously seed, monitor and manicure the grounds as each stage is completed. >> stars construction goes this is huge collaboration. there's engineering when it comes to the drainage systems. >> reporter: also helping to make it all come together is john deere manufacturing. from the beginning their equipment has played a key role in giving the iconic landscape a needed facelift. >> donation of a equipment has loud us to update or fleet and this was important for lot of reasons. important for crew moral. we're operating equipment that was 30 -- 35 years old. >> reporter: the main goal of the project was to ultimately
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improve the park's ability to serve the public need for national celebrations demonstrations, festivals and a number of other special events. undertaking to this degree requires big bucks. those with the trust for the national mall credit investments from the united states congress among others for helping to market all happen. >> to accomplish our fundraising goals the trust relies on the generous contributions of corporations such as john deere, foundations and individuals to help us enhance and restore the national mall. >> reporter: after years of collaborating, all teams involved are happy to report the mall's fully restored turf should be ready and open to the public in time for their next big event. the inauguration. >> the national mall has been host to all the inaugurations and this january 2017 will be no different. what will be different is that the turf looks magnificent. >> reporter: if you want to help preserve america's front yard or find out the latest events going on here, head over to national mall.org to learn
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more. in washington, lauren blanchard, fox news. president obama weighing in on the nfl's colin kaepernick decision to sit out for the national anthem. kaepernick has a constitutional right to make a statement but he says he can also see how those in uniform are not able to see the past, reverence far the flag to hear kaepernick's largest point about justice. >> he's exercising his constitutional right to make a statement. i think there's long history of sports figures doing so. um, i think there are a lot of ways you can do it as a general matter. when it comes to the flag and national anthem and the meaning that that holds for our men and women in uniform and those who fought for us. you know, that is a tough thing
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for them to get passed to then hear what his deeper concerns are. but i don't doubt his sincerity based on what i've heard. i think he cares about some real legitimate issues that has to be talked about. and if nothing else, what he's done, he's generated, you know, more conversation around topics that need to be talked about. >> kaepernick has pledged to donate his first $1 million from his contract to charities dedicated to justice for communities in need. san francisco police department has threatened to stop protecting 49ers games if kaepernick does not change his actions. more athletes are beginning to join kaepernick's cause. here's picture of meghan rap pa know last night. she later tweeted that kneeling down instead of standing was
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quote the least i can do. keep the conversation going she also told reporters it was quote pretty disgusting the way kaepernick was treated after he initially sat during the anthem two weeks ago. it appears there are a lot of other people who support kaepernick after his national anthem protest. kaepernick's jerseys are flying off the shelves. 9ers quarterback currently has the fifth best selling jersey on nfl.com. it's climbed to first among all 49ers jersey up from 20th and they sold more last week than the last eight months combined. just last year, the 49ers had to put that jersey on clearance. many veterans are struggling to find a home when they do finding furniture for that home can be even more difficult. so arizona non hiv profit making sure every veteran has a bed to sleep in at night. fox's courtney griffin has the story. >> reporter: for the last seven years barbara dedicated her time helping veterans furnish their new home for free. >> most veterans come in with nothing more than the clothes on
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their back. they need everything. so it's been our goal to give them a bed to sleep in. dining room table to sit down and eat a meal. to help them get a fresh start. >> reporter: it's a quick process to get started. >> we have veteran come in with new lease within the 30 days, proof of military service, coming from homelessness so it's usually through a referral to the va. >> reporter: the veterans fill out some forms. and write down the items they need and their furniture wishes are granted. >> there's no veteran that should be going without, 91. they sacrificed too much for our country. they shall not have to go throughout now. >> reporter: the program united for change could not go on without help from the public who donate their old furniture but they are in need of more money to keep the warehouse open. >> biggest need is money to be able to buy the things that we don't get in in donations. >> reporter: dropping off furniture to a veteran and
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helping make their house a home are the best parts of her day. >> tears, a lot of them cry. they're very grateful. >> vets helping vets. what we're supposed to do. >> reporter: making sure homeless and veterans are never used in the same sentence. courtney griffin, fox news. just in time for start of the school year dozens of kids in camden got free haricots along with school supplies. the levels barbershop on federal street hosted its third annual back to school event look at that line out there. crowds lined up all day to get ready. first 100 kids got free backpacks with school supplies. all the children who showed up got free haircut. parents say they are appreciative that the owners continue to open their doors for this event. >> it helps a lot, 'cause, you know, you spend all the money going back to school shopping and then you don't have enough to get their haircut to look good on the first day of school. >> we came for our haircuts.
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>> they got one. the owner says he enjoys hosting this event to give back to the community. this guy says he's tired of being dealing donald trump signs out of his yard. the shocking measure he's taken to stop it from happening again. and coming up at 6:00 the shore may have dodged bullet with hermine when it comes to damage but many were still impacted by the storm. we'll take look at the hit businesses took. it was a horrific scene last night in olney. a woman hit by a car and then beaten by a shovel. what witnesses say about that awful crime.
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gold medal gymnast laurie hernandez showing off her olympic move at saturday night' mets game throughout the first pitch at citi field in her oh unique way. pitch may have been a little bit outside. we'll give her a perfect 10 for style. >> washington state man just fed up with thieves repeatedly stealing donald trump signs from his property comes up with electrifying way to put an end to the sign swiping. fox's jamie tomkins has more. >> it's important to me because i believe in the rights to say what i believe in. >> reporter: ray nightly routine may shock you. >> these cost money it takes time. >> reporter: every evening he sticks trump sign and side this bush outside his home. >> it's on my property. it's not out in the road. >> reporter: since may ray says thieves have stolen five trump signs from his property. unnerved he installed surveillance cameras which he
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says captured the thefts in action. and that's when he got a bright idea. >> i have a light for the power for the flagpole. so i went out to the farm and got the electric fence we don't use any more. i figured if it's good enough to keep them cows and horses it would be good to team teen ager out. >> reporter: you can't tell from the outside but these trump signs are electrically charged. >> inside, down here, you'll look in there, there's a yellow, an orange machine in there that's the fencer it's tied into the bush really well. we run the copper wire all the way around and hack a life lead to each side. turn it on. >> reporter: since souping up the signs ray thinks thieves are channeling his message loud and clear. >> came running through and grabs the signs and she pulls and she gets right about here and that's when it hit her. and she stopped. she came to dead stop. she started ripping and kept going. >> reporter: he insists it's harmless. >> they touch it gives them
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jingle. >> he says that jingle doesn't hurt just reminder not to steal. ♪ next at 6:00, holiday weekend winds down many down the shore are breathing a sigh of relief after dodging hermine some say the storm still cost them dearly. it's officially a new era for the philadelphia eagles. >> completion to ertz for a first down. >> i got the call, um, i was obviously very surprised. um, but i was really excite excd what should be expected from the rookie quarterback under center in week one. >> live from center city in philadelphia this is fox 29 news at 6:00. hermine still spinning off the east coast but now it's more of problem for the people in new england. it's still too dangerous to go into the water for people that went to the jersey and delaware beaches on this labor day. good evening and thanks for joining us i'm iain page. lucy is off. much different story than we
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were expecting today and we've got continuing team coverage for you tonight. bill anderson is down the shore witness impact hermine had on businesses this labor day weekend but let's begin with dave warren for the latest on what hermine is up to. >> finally toward north and northwest and not much moving this storm around. upper low is digging south, helping to turn the storm to the north and it will just sit off the coast for the next two to maybe three days. so maybe indirect impacts still that rough surf and that rip current risk there's the motion west northwest now at 7 miles an hour. this is the 5:00 o'clock advisory winds 70 miles an hour still powerful storm and huge area seeing these tropical storm force winds the loop shows that it is moving north and then turn northwest continuing to creep northwest here's the clouds and the rain just off the coast but that gusty wind now affecting boston and new england. the track from the national hurricane center continues to slide to the northwest. slowly starting to turn north. this is about 50-mile an hour wind forecast.

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